SSC – COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION, Exam Syllabus, Pattern & Eligibility Criteria

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SCHEME OF THE EXAMINATION FOR COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION

The Scheme of the Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below: 

1st Tier — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) 



2 nd Tier — Main Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) 
3 rd Tier — Personality Test /Interview or Skill Test, where applicable Candidates opting for post of Sub-Inspector in CPOs will be required to undergo Physical Endurance Test (PET)/Medical Examination at any convenient time after declaration of result of Tier I.
(A). Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examination: Tier –I of the Combined Graduate level
Examination would be common for all categories of posts and will be held in one session
Scheme of Tier-I Examination for all candidates including Visually
Handicapped candidates with visual disability of forty percent and above and
opting for availing the assistance of scribe. 
  
Part Subject Max. Marks/
Questions
Total Duration/
Timing for General candidates
Total Duration/
Timing for Visually Handicapped candidates
A. General
Intelligence & Reasoning
50
2
Hours 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon

 OR
2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.

2 Hours 40 mins
10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM

 OR
2.00 P.M. to 4.40 P.M.

B. General
Awareness
50
C Numerical
Aptitude
50
D English
Comprehension
50

Note: If and wherever necessary, the examination may be held in 2(two)
shifts for different batches of candidates
Questions will be of Objective Multiple Type Choice. The questions will be set in
Hindi/English in respect of Parts A, B and C.  
SYLLABUS 
TIER-I OF THE EXAMNATION : 
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning : It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.
This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization,
spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory,
discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification,
arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic
reasoning etc.
B. General Awareness : Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general
awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be
designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and
experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also
include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to sports, History,
Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.
These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
C. Numerical Aptitute : The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers
and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers,
decimals and fractions and relationships between numbers. It will test sense of order among numbers,
ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of
the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real life problems
and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be
based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical
computation (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).
D. English Comprehension : Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension
and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
(The questions in the components A,B & D will be of a level commensurate with the Essential
Qualification prescribed for the post viz; graduation).  

(B). Scheme of Examination for Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II)
Examination:  

Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination -2010will be of
Objective Type Multiple Choice and will be conducted over two days during a
weekend. It will consist of three different papers/subjects and depending upon the category
of posts applied for, the candidate will be required to appear in one, two or three papers, as
the case may be.  
FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANTS, INSPECTOR OF INCOME-TAX/INSPECTOR
(CENTRAL EXCISE,INSPECTOR(PO), INSPECTOR(EXAMINER) SUB INSPECTOR IN
CBI, INSPECTOR OF POSTS, ASSISTANT ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, DIVISIONAL
ACCOUNTANTS,ACCOUNTANTS, AUDITORS, TAX ASSISTANTS, UDCs, THE
EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF TWO PAPERS AS UNDER: 

Paper No. Subject / Paper Max. Marks/
Questions
Duration &
Timings for General candidates
Duration &
Timings for VH candidates
I
Arithmetical
Ability
200
(100 Questions)
2Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 PM
2
Hours and 40 Min. 10.00 AM to 12.40 PM
II
English
Language & Comprehension
200
2 Hours 2.00 PM
to 4.00 PM 
2 Hours. and 40
Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM

FOR THE POST OF STATISTICAL INVESTIGATORS GR.II & COMPILERS, THE
EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THREE PAPERS AS UNDER:
Paper No. Subject / Paper Max. Marks/
Questions
Duration &
Timings for General candidates
Duration &
Timings for VH candidates
I
Arithmetical
Ability
200 (100
Questions)
2Hours 10.00 AM
to 12.00 PM
2 Hours and 40
Min. 10.00 AM to 12.40 PM
II
English
Language & Comprehension
200
(200
Questions )
2
Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM 
2
Hours. and 40 Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM
III
Commerce/
Mathematics Statistics/Economics
200
(200
Questions )
2
Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM 
2
Hours. and 40 Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM

For the post of Sub-Inspector in Central Police Organisations, the Examination will consist
of o one paper as under:
Paper No. Subject / Paper Max. Marks/
Questions
Duration &
Timings for General candidates
I
English
Language & Comprehension
200 (200
Questions )
2 Hours 2.00 PM
to 4.00 PM 
NOTE :
1. 
The Commission will have the full discretion to fix separate minimum qualifying marks in each of the papers and in the aggregate of all the papers separately for each category of candidates (viz. SC/ST/OBC/PH/ExS/General (UR) ). Only those candidates who qualify in all the papers as well as in the aggregate would be eligible to be considered for being called for the Personality Test/ Interview and/or Skill Test. 2. There will be different set of Questions for the papers on Arithmetic & General Studies for Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates which shall not have any component of Map/Graphs/Statistical Data/ Diagrams/Figures/Geometrical problems/Pie-chart etc. However, components of other papers will be the same as that for general candidates.

SYLLABUS
TIER-II OF THE EXAMNATION :

Paper-I : Arithmetic Ability : This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems,
Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers,
Fundamental Arithmetical Operations, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Interest, Profit and
Loss, Discount, Use of Table and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time etc. 
Paper-II : English Language & Comprehension : Questions in this components will be designed to test the
candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error
recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar,
Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of
Words, etc. There will be a question on passages and omprehension of passages also. (The standard
of the questions will be of 10+2 level). 
Paper-III : Commerce/Mathematics/Statistics/Economics for Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics &
Programme Implementation and Compiler for Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. (?)

A. STATISTICS 
Probability, Probability Distributions, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential.

Compilation, classification, tabulation of Statistical Data, Graphical presentation of data. 


Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, measures of association and contingency, scatter
diagram, correlation coefficient, rank correlation coefficient and linear regression analysis ( for two or more
variables ) excluding partial correlation coefficients.

Concept of Population, random sample, parameters, statistics, sampling distribution of x properties of
estimators and estimation of confidence intervals.

Principles of sampling, simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling etc., Sampling and
non-sampling errors, type-I and type-II errors.

Concepts of Hypothesis – Null and alternate, Testing of hypothesis for large samples as well as small
samples including Chi-square tests ( Z, t, F, 
2
tests ).

Index Numbers, Time series analysis – components of variation and their estimation.

B. ECONOMICS
GENERAL ECONOMICS 

  1. Demand and Supply Analysis, including Laws and Interaction of Demand and Supply. 
  2. Production Function and Laws of Returns. 
  3. Commodity Pricing – Characteristics of various Market Forms and Price Determination under such
    Market Forms. 
  4. Theory of Factor Pricing – Rent, Wage, Interest and Profit. 
  5. Theory of Employment – Classical and Neo-classical Approach. 
  6. Keynesian Theory of Employment – Principles of Effective Demand. Meaning and Importance of
    Investment, Relation between Saving and Investment, Multiplier Effect and the process of Income
    Generation, Post Keynesian Development. 
  7. Nature and Functions of Money, Value of Money, Fluctuations in the value of Money – Inflation and
    Deflation, Monetary Policy, Index Number. 
  8. International Trade-Free Trade and Protection, Theories of International Trade. 
  9. Foreign Exchange – Determination of the rate of Exchange – Purchasing Power Parity theory and
    Balance of Payment Theory. 
  10. Public Finance – Nature. Scope and importance of Public Finance. 
  11. Taxation – Meaning, Classification and Principles of Taxation, Incidence of Taxation. 
  12. Deficit Financing. 
  13. Fiscal Policy. 
INDIAN ECONOMICS AND GENERAL STATISTICS
  1. Statistical Investigation – Meaning and Planning of Investigation. 
  2. Collection of data and editing of data. 
  3. Types of sampling. 
  4. Schedule and questionnaire. 
  5. Presentation of data – classification, tabulation, etc. 
  6. Measures of Central Tendency. 
  7. National Income and Accounting – Estimation of National Income, Trends in National Income,
    Structural changes in the Indian Economy as seen in National Income Data. 
  8. Agricultural sector – Agricultural Development during Plan Period, Rural Credit, Agricultural Price
    Policy, Rural Development Co-operation and Panchayati Raj. 
  9. Industrial Policy and Industrial Development. 
  10. Problems of Economic Development – Indian Planning – Objectives, Techniques and its evolution, Five
    Year Plans and Role of National Development Council. 
  11. Profile of Human Resources – Population and Economic Development, Demographic Profile of India,
    Nature of Population Problem – Poverty, Inequality, Unemployment Problem, Labour Problem,
    Population Control and Government Policy. 
  12. New Economic Policy and Welfare Schemes. 
  13. Indian Public Finance – Indian Revenue, Foreign Aid. 
  14. Indian Banking and Currency system. 
C. MATHEMATICS 
Algebra: Algebra of sets, relations and functions, Inverse of a function, equivalence relation.The system
of complex numbers, De Moivere’s Theorem and its simple applications. Relation between roots and coefficients
of a polynomial equation – Evaluation of symmetric function of roots of cubic and biquadratic equation.
Algebra of Matrices: Determinants, Simple properties of determinants, Multiplication of determinants of orders
two and three, Singular and non-singular matrices. Inverse of a matrix, Rank of a matrix and application of
matrices to the solution of linear equations ( in three unknowns ). 
Convergence of sequences, and series, tests of convergence of series with positive terms,
Ratio, Root and Gauss tests.
Analytic Geometry: Straight lines, Circles, System of circles, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form
and their elementary properties, Classification of curves second degree. 
Differential Equation: First order differential equation. Solution of Second and higher order linear differential
equations with constant coefficients and simple applications. 
Differential and Integral Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiability of functions, successive differentiation,
derivatives of standard functions, Rolle’s and Mean-value Theorems, Maclaurins and Taylor’s series ( without
proof) and their applications, Maxima and Minima of functions of one and two variables. Tangents and Normals,
Curvature, Partial differentiation, Euler’s theorem for homogeneous function, Tracing of curves.
Standard methods of integration, Riemann’s definition of definite integral, fundamental theorem of
integral calculus, quadrature, rectification, volumes and surface area of solids of revolution.
Statistics: Frequency distributions, Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, Skewness and
Kurtosis, Random variables and distribution function, Discrete distributions, Binomial and Poisson distribution,
continuous distributions, Rectangular, Normal and Exponential distributions, Principles of least squares,
correlation and regression, Random Sampling, random numbers, Sampling of attributes, Large Sample tests for
mean and proportion, Tests of significance based on t, F and Chi-square distributions.
 
D. COMMERCE  
This paper will cover all the subjects of commerce ordinarily taught at the B.Com. or similar degree courses of
Indian Universities. Specifically, it will include the following subjects:

Accountancy: Conceptual framework, Income measurement, Final accounts, Accounting for partnership firms,
Hire-purchase accounting, Corporate accounting ( Issue, forfeiture and re-issue of shares ). 
Business Organisation: Business objectives, Business environment, Business entrepreneurship ( including
location, choice of form of business and growth strategies ),
Business operations including finance, production, marketing and human resource development. 
Management: Concept of management, Planning, Organising, Leading and Controlling. 
Micro-economics: Price-mechanism, Theory of consumer behaviour, Elasticity of demand, Production
function, Theory of costs, Market structures, Price-determination under perfect competition and monopoly. 
Indian Economics: Issues involved in planning for economic development, Sectoral analysis of Indian
economy including agriculture, industry and foreign trade. 
Business Statistics: Analysis of Univariate data involving measurement of Central tendency and
dispersion, correlation and regression analysis, index numbers, analysis of time-series, Theory of probability. 
Business Law: Indian Contract Act, 1872, Sale of Goods Act, 1930, Partnership Act, 1932 and Negotiable
Instruments Act, 1881. 
Company Law: Kinds of companies, matters involving incorporation of company, shares and share capital and
matters relating to issue and transfers of shares, members of a company, management of a company, meetings
and resolutions, winding up of a company. 
Cost accounting: Procedures involved in cost accounting, marginal costing, cost-volume profit analysis,
Budgetary control, Standard costing. 
Auditing: Meaning and objects of auditing, Types of audit, Audit process. 
Income Tax: Basic concepts, Residence and tax liability, heads of income.
NOTE – 1: In Numerical Aptitude paper for Visually Handicapped candidates
of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBE there will not
be any component of Map/ Graphs/Statistical Data/
Diagrams/Figures/Geometrical problems. 

NOTE – 2: The Commission shall have the discretion to fix different minimum
qualifying standards in each subject of the Tier-I Examination taking into
consideration among others, category-wise vacancies and category-wise
number of candidates. Only those candidates, who have scored above the
cut off marks fixed by the Commission would be required to appear in the
Tier –II Examination.
NOTE:3 Tier-I will be used to screen the candidates for appearing in Tier-II for various
papers which will be specifically required for different groups of posts. However,
marks of such screened candidates in Tier-I will be taken into account for final
ranking of candidates for selecting them for the interview and also final selection.

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